Whether it's a senior, business or family portrait careful preparation
will make the most of your session.
Bring at least 2 changes of clothing.
Avoid busy patterns on clothing (especially in group sessions).
Very white tops don't photograph as well and can make some people look very washed out. Better to avoid.
Solids are preferable (especially for business portraits and groups). High School Seniors can bring more variety but do bring at least one solid shirt preferably dark. Dark clothes tend to make people look more slender.
Business portraits and family studio sessions long sleeves preferable.
Make sure clothes are ironed and wrinkle-free.
Consider your footwear if you want full body poses taken.
Eyeglasses: If your glasses do not have anti-reflective coating you may want to remove lenses or borrow a pair from store with no lenses to avoid glare.
Transition glasses get dark outside (and sometimes inside too). Please avoid wearing these for outdoor photographs.
Haircuts - You don't want to look "to fresh" after a haircut. If you are planning on a cut get it done at least 4 days before your session.
Hair color touch-ups should be considered before session too.
Women wear your makeup as you normally would (foundation, lipstick and mascara are highly recommended). Makeup is important. If you don't usually wear makeup you might want to meet with a consultant a head of time to make sure you have the correct foundation color and are applying eyeliner, lipstick, etc. in the most flattering way.
Note: Women may want to avoid heavy dark eyeliner on the inside of lower eyelid/waterline.
Women bring face powder, especially on warm days to help reduce shiny face.
Check your nails. No polish is fine, it they are painted make them look fabulous!
Chipped polish is a no no. **If you would really like to spruce up your session ask Janet about her Hair and Makeup stylist option.
If possible make sure children are fed and rested. A portrait session can be stressful and tiring for them. But fun too!
Avoid getting sunburned before your session.
If you are very tan avoid wearing clothes that show your tan lines.
You are welcome and encouraged to bring props, such as: toys, instruments, hobby items (skateboards, artwork, etc.) or athletic related materials.